The Greeley Tribune reports that on July 4, 2001 Richard Carroll was grilling hot dogs for a family gathering, when one of the dogs fell on the ground.
A family member, quickly picked it up, but instead of merely brushing the hot dog off and putting it back on the grill as most men would do (remember the 5-second rule), he stuck it on the radio antenna on Carroll's pickup truck.
"It kind of makes you wonder," Carroll said this week, pausing to look at the shriveled symbol of picnics everywhere. "It kind of makes you wonder about all the hot dogs you've eaten over the years..."
He doesn't remember what brand of hot dog it was. Whatever brand, there must have been enough preservatives in it to prevent it from simply rotting away and falling off.
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"I kept thinking the birds would eat it, or the wind would blow it off on the highway," Carroll said. "But I've been on a lot of hunting trips with it, and it's been brushed against tree limbs and bushes, and it's still there."
Carroll is going to leave the wonder dog on the antenna until it finally falls off.